Special Theory of Relativity

Prasad, S. (Shiva)

Modules / Lectures : Problem with Classical Physics ; Michelson-Morley Experiment ; Postulates of Special Theory of Relativity and Galilean Transformation ; Look out for a New Transformation ; Lorentz Transformation ; Length Contraction and Time Dilation ; Examples of Length Contraction and Time Dilation ; Velocity Transformation and Examples ; A Three Event Problem ; A Problem involving Light and Concept of Casuality ; Problems involving Casuality and Need to Redefine Momentum ; Minikowski Space and Four Vectors ; Proper Time a Four Scalar ; Velocity Four Vector ; Momentum Energy Four Vector ; Relook at Collision Problems ; Zero Rest Mass Particle and Photon ; Doppler Effect in Light ; Example in C-Frame ; Force in Relativity ; Force Four-Vector ; Electric & Magnetic Field Transformation ; Example of EM Field Transformation ; Current Density Four Vector and Maxwell Equation ;

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National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)